Gilles is regularly distinguished by the Legal 500 directory where he is described as “very experienced” and renowned “for his sharp advice and in-depth know-how”. His practice covers French and European product law. Gilles advises major French and foreign groups on strategies for compliance with new regulations, administrative controls, disputes with competitors and market access for innovative products. He is a regular in DGCCRF and SNE litigation and regularly appears before administrative and criminal courts. Gilles obtained the first acquittal in France in a CBD case for non-conformity of French law with European law, before the Kanavape ruling.
Before creating Qolumn, Gilles co-founded the Product Law Firm and practiced for more than 10 years in international law firms (Keller & Heckman, Hogan Lovells, Simmons & Simmons).
Gilles regularly conducts professional training sessions. He has taught food litigation at the University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne and at AgroParisTech.
Languages : French, English
As a lawyer and then in-house counsel, Gaëlle Saint-Jalmes has developed significant expertise in food product law and regulation (nutritional and health claims, labeling, food supplements, special diets, etc.).
She also has solid experience in the regulation of cosmetic and health products (in particular medical devices), as well as in sustainable development issues applied to consumer products.
Her expertise in consumer law covers unfair commercial practices, e-commerce, sales promotion and advertising, in particular with respect to regulated products (alcohol and tobacco).
Gaëlle started her career at DDG before joining the international legal department of Danone for 4 years. She returned to the legal profession in 2018 as Counsel at Osborne Clarke, to develop the consumer and product law practice, before co-founding the firm Qolumn in 2021.
Language : French, English, German
Julie advises on a wide range of compliance and product safety issues, as well as on incorporating regulatory considerations into contractual arrangements. She assists several clients with annual advisory missions.
Julie holds a degree in Distribution and Business Contract Law (Montpellier I) and an LLM in International Business Law (Bond University, Queensland, Australia).
Languages: French, English
After gaining experience in the Life Sciences sector both in contentious and non-contentious matters, Anaïs now focuses her practice on consumer products, particularly in the food, cosmetic, and health sectors.
She assists clients in regulatory strategies and compliance matters, as well as trial and pre-trial proceedings and litigation.
Anaïs holds a double-degree in English and French law, a master’s degree in European Law and an LL.M in Medical Law (Queen Mary University London).
Languages: French, English
Laura advises French and foreign clients on issues relating to the conformity, safety and advertising of consumer products. She also assists clients during investigations conducted by authorities.
Prior to joining Qolumn, Laura worked at Osborne Clarke, where she advised clients on issues relating to product regulations, circular economy and more broadly, consumer law.
She holds a double Master 2/MBA degree in business law and management from Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas.
Languages: French, English.